Bangladeshi migrants in the East End of London are worried about the drug activities occuring in their community. Yet compared with other migrant groups in Britain, it is commonly believed within their community that drug abuse amongst the Bangladeshi youth is apparently still low.
A local resident and cab driver, Fakhruddin Ahmed worries about the future of his children, saying that he knows that most of the Asian youths are involved in drugs due to the social deprivation, lack of housing space and other number of issues they have to endure.
Community leaders and social workers seem perplexed as to how their religious and conservative community with traditional social values encountered the problem of drugs and prostitution amongst their women and children.
Drug addiction among British-Bangladeshi youths has been known about for years, yet there is a state of denial among the community and no discussion about the issue.
Social workers say that the lack of drug education among the parents is a serious problem, with 'honour' playing a huge part in repressing the problem.